The Churn

November 15, 2011 1:48 PM

The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200

Posted by Sara Randazzo

A two-partner team has jumped to Nixon Peabody's private clients group in Boston from Edwards Wildman Palmer, the product of the recent merger between Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge and Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon. LAWRENCE COHEN and JAY ROSENBAUM join Nixon along with one counsel, two trust administrators, and two investment professionals.

Cohen and Rosenbaum handle estate planning, international private client advisory, asset management and investment, and tax services. Rosenbaum, who will also work in London and advise international clients from that office, has additional expertise in business succession planning, counseling companies and their owners on the intersection of individual wealth transfer planning and business decisions that arise.

The additions bolster Nixon's existing 35-member private client group, which now manages $4 billion in assets for high-net-worth individuals. Edwards Wildman's private client group now counts 22 attorneys, according to its Web site.

In other Churn news . . .

DAVID LEWIS, formerly a partner at and general counsel for Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, is now a partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson in New York. Lewis will focus his practice on advising attorneys on legal ethics, professional liability, and risk management issues.

The Houston office of Jones Day has expanded with the addition of capital markets partner DARRELL TAYLOR, formerly with Baker Botts. Taylor handles corporate and securities matters within the energy industry, including initial public offerings, debt and equity offerings, tender and exchange offers, and other Securities and Exchange Commission matters.

Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman's newly formed real estate group—created in June as the litigation firm's first transactional practice—now counts SANDRA TSANG as of counsel. Tsang, based in New York, was last at Kaye Scholer, though she most recently took time off from legal practice. She will work on commercial real estate finance transactions involving mortgage securitization programs, mezzanine financing, and construction financing, as well as acquisitions and sales of real estate holdings.

Locke Lord's newest San Francisco hire is insurance regulatory partner ELIZABETH TOSARIS. The move reunites Tosaris with two former colleagues from SNR Denton who jumped to Locke Lord in Chicago last month. Tosaris practices in the area of insurance and reinsurance transactional and regulatory matters.

Advertising lawyer EDWARD GLYNN has left Venable for the partnership of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in Washington, D.C. A former head of the international antitrust section of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, Glynn represents marketers in investigations before the FTC and in advertising challenges at the national advertising division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. He also advises clients on how to comply with regulatory requirements for advertising and marketing, as well as on antitrust reviews of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

Jones Day partner DOUGLAS COLE has left the firm for litigation boutique Organ Stock, a Jones Day spin-off that will now be called Organ Cole + Stock. Based in Columbus, Cole is a general civil litigator who handles cases ranging from patent and trademark suits to state and federal constitutional challenges and consumer class actions. Earlier in his career, Cole served as Ohio's solicitor general to then–attorney general James Petro.

DEBORAH GUTFELD is now of counsel in the Chicago office of Perkins Coie. Gutfeld, a bankruptcy specialist, previously worked at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg. Her practice focuses on corporate restructuring and bankruptcies, commercial litigation, and work as a Chapter 7 trustee.

Schiff Hardin has hired KEITH COSTA from Akerman Senterfitt as a partner in its restructuring, bankruptcy, and creditors' rights group in New York. Costa represents creditors in bankruptcy proceedings around the country, sometimes serving as a Chapter 11 trustee and examiner. He also works on out-of-court workouts and debt restructuring, commercial litigation, acquisitions of distressed assets, and alternative dispute resolution. Earlier in his career, Costa served as an assistant U.S. trustee in the Southern District of New York for the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Churn is compiled from law firm releases and announcements. Moves based on our own reporting will note this. Please send all announcements and news releases to [email protected].

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